The Healings

Dear Readers,

     The Lord laid this message heavily on my heart this past Labor Day on my morning walk and prayer time.  And, He brought three specific past healings to my mind over and over that I believe, He wanted me to write about.  This was verified to me the next day when I attended "Tasc Force" (Woman’s prayer group) and unexpectedly, many women gave testimony to healings they have experienced.  This was confirmation to me to enter my holiday story for this week’s blog…

 

     THE HEALINGS  –  Journal Entry September 3, 2012

 

     The Lord is alive and well and active today, September 2012.  We have the same Holy Spirit that Jesus was filled with when He walked the earth over 2000 years ago.  He still performs miracles, including healing, for all kinds of needs.  It doesn’t matter what your religious affiliation is.  What really matters is that we continue to ask Him for healing.

     God reminded me again and again this day, of three specific healings He wanted me to write about.  I will write them in order of how they happened.  Forgive me if this story seems redundant to some of my faithful readers, but these are the ones the Lord wanted me to tell.  I will write them according to date starting from my own healing, to a friend’s healing, to my grandchild’s healing…

 

     First Healing, "The Miracle Corn,"  -January 1986  (Blog # 71-12-14-2011)

     After learning just how real Jesus Christ is today, I decided to test my new found faith.  So, I asked my Father in heaven to heal me.  I had a planter’s wart the size of a half dollar that was quite painful, on the bottom of my left foot.  I had it for years.  While lying in bed one night, I held my foot and prayed, "I command this corn to be healed and leave the bottom of my foot in the name of Jesus Christ.  Spirit of inheritance I also command you to leave and never return in Jesus’s name, amen."  (My dad also suffered from these.)  I went to bed that night and forgot about it.

     A couple weeks later, I remembered to check the ball of my foot, and I noticed the corn seemed smaller, about quarter sized.  "I wonder if this really works?" I thought to myself.  I laid hands on it again and repeated my prayer, "Continue to heal and go away corn in the name of Jesus!"  This time I also thanked God for giving me this authority.  Another week or two went by before I rechecked, and again I noticed the corn was smaller, now about nickel sized.  "Look, my corn is shrinking!"  I shouted to my family, "It’s working!  It really works!"  It took a month or so of constant praying and I also often felt a burning sensation, but it completely disappeared and only left a scar.  It has never returned and I haven’t gotten any other warts.

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     Second Healing, "John and Father DiOrio" – Summer of 1998

 

     Back in New England we had a priest who was giving the last rights and praying for dieing people all the time.  The problem is, many of them didn’t die, but recovered.  Soon, word spread and droves of people of all different denominations, started coming to him for healing prayer.  This humble man would just speak a word and people would get healed in Jesus’s name.  (Website-Utube-Father DiOrio)

     A dear friend of ours, named John decided to go to one of his healing services and just observe, so he sat way up in the balcony.  As Father D. walked amongst the people he stopped and looked up into the rafters and said, "Someone in the balcony is being healed of a deaf ear!"  John was amazed because he had a deaf ear since childhood, when he was accidentally hit in the head.  Sitting there he wondered if it was for him, but he still didn’t hear anything.  But, when John awoke the next morning, while sleeping on his good ear, he heard birds singing outside.  Now in his senior years, his hearing had been miraculously restored in his deaf ear.  John Harty spent the rest of his life changing his farm land into a shrine for Jesus.  (Website- Search John Harty, Barre, Mass.)

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     Third Healing, "Group Prayer" –  November and December 2011

 

     Most recently my granddaughter Melanie was healed of a total loss of hearing, when she whacked her head on the gym wall at school during a sports game.  When all the doctors gave her no hope of it returning, C.J. and I had hands laid on us by a large group of people at our church.  I cried so hard, I couldn’t pray.  But, they all did, and within several weeks her hearing was restored.  It was holiday time and my teen grandchild told the Lord in prayer, that all she wanted for Christmas was her hearing back.  You see, Melly’s true love is her music (piano), not her sports.  Since her miracle, she has turned her focus away from all contact sports, and towards music appreciation.

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     I’m not sure how God wants me to finish this blog except to say, that He still heals today inspite of our intellects.  He heals when He wants to, not when we want Him to.  Maybe we should have more faith and trust in His Will, not ours.  Maybe, He just wants us to keep on asking Him for healing.

     All I know is that my mind wouldn’t rest until I wrote this all down.  I have done what I was told to do.  My blog is for planting the seed, but it’s up to Him to make it grow.

 

                             Love in Christ,  Claire  xoxo

 

     Acts 9:32-35, "As Peter traveled about the country, he went to visit the saints in Lydda.  There he found a man named Aeneas, a paralytic who had been bedridden for eight years.  "Aeneas," Peter said to him, "Jesus Christ heals you.  Get up and take care of your mat."  Immediately Aeneas got up.  All those who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord."  (NIV)

     Acts 9:32-35, "Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lyd’da.  There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralyzed.  And Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus the Christ heals you.  Arise and make your bed."  Then he arose immediately.  So all who dwelt at Lyd’da and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord." (NKJV) 

 

 

 

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